Mark Grey, Ph.D.

  • Director of Environmental Affairs, Building Industry Association of Southern California
  • Technical Director, Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality

Mark Grey is the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIA/SC) and the Technical Director for the Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality (CICWQ). Dr. Grey brings a wealth of knowledge to BIA/SC-CICWQ in the fields of water and air quality protection, having worked in environmental science for the past 24 years in the Pacific Northwest and California. Dr. Grey represents the interests of BIA/SC and CICWQ members in California, with an emphasis on water quality policy and regulatory matters.

Dr. Grey has an extensive teaching background, both during work at the University of Washington and in the past four years for CICWQ and BIA/SC. Dr. Grey has also published peer-reviewed papers in the fields of water quality and atmospheric science, and is currently involved in research on construction stormwater runoff best practices at San Diego State University.

In February 2008, Dr. Grey was appointed to the state of California’s Storm Water Advisory Task Force that advises the State Water Board on program priorities, funding criteria, project selection, and interagency coordination of state programs that address storm water management. Dr. Grey is a trustee of the Southern California Water Committee and serves as a governing board member for the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council.

Before joining BIA/SC, Dr. Grey operated his own consulting firm and was the Director of Technical Services for Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation’s largest private company involved in organic waste recycling. Dr. Grey is a certified professional soil scientist and is a member of the Soil Science Society of America. Dr. Grey holds a Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry and M.S. in Forest Ecosystem Analysis from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA and a B.A. in English from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.